Tag Archives: Tent

A family tent guide for easily frustrated dads on a tight budget

Here are my recommendations on a family tent. They won’t suite everyone. For a start, if you are reading this from somewhere where temperature is a constant 30 degrees and the sun shines 300 days out of 365, then stop … Continue reading

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My wigwam camping review

A couple of weeks ago, we took the boy south to Dumfries & Galloway for a long weekend away. My goal (as a self-confessed boot-wearing outdoorsie), was to introduce my wife (who’s a heel-wearing shivering townie) to the pleasures of … Continue reading

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Camping guide for dads: part 3 – kitbag

If you’ve made it through parts 1 and 2, then thanks. This is the last part for now. Here I’ll set out the gear I bought for our recent trip to Arran, plus make some suggestions, based on budget, and … Continue reading

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Camping guide for dads part 2: the lie of the land

If you want to leave nothing to chance, or you simply don’t fancy waking up to the sound of rain pattering on your tent (personally, I think it’s a beautiful noise), there are a couple of really good value alternatives … Continue reading

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Camping guide for dads part 1 – guy ropes!

There will be dads like me, who have misplaced the primus stove, lost their swiss army knife and clip-together cutlery set, perhaps around about the same time as we started being one half of a couple. And now we want … Continue reading

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Wet socks, fox, vikings and marshmallows

How much can you pack into two days? Everything! My wife had stuff to do at the weekend, and I realised that myself and the boy didn’t have ‘stuff’ to do. So, with a promising weather forecast, I decided to … Continue reading

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